Will you smile real pretty when I pull the trigger? Will you let a squadron of dragonflies carry you By your nipples and hair into a green forgetful sky By your toes, your nose, the white fuzz on your ears? You will forget the red and blue years Sailing a […]
This is a politician’s year Do you think I’m rich enough? Time, I don’t have any. They all refused me the time. I would have married a cripple, One never asked me though. They all said no to me Refused me, all of them. Why do you want the time, You can’t keep it. I […]
Are they not as you are? Yes. No. They are as they are not.
for Joey Think of unreality an angel dying, a god being born. The walls of the waiting room are like the nurses flat and white. They lean ready to fall– Sleep…I dream you rising from hell to a heaven of your own. There can be no […]
WE Greater has one who gives the little he has Than one who gives from plenty For one gives from abundance and has more, while the other Has nothing, yet gives– This isn’t the widow’s mite, giving to a temple or church But living the Light of Life, healing The sick and poor– We, the […]
Christmas Morning There was a sidewalk troubadour, twelve-string in hand He said, “Come hear me warm up my guitar man …” A vagabond in rainbow poncho pushed a shopping cart Decorated with snowman, reindeer, garland and a sign that read, “Happy Xmas, I’m homeless, please help.” A red, white and blue wolf visible only […]
Hypothermia When old winter’s bitter cold Sinks into wire and soul Through window and wall Where is the haven From welting wind, snow And ice, where Do the homeless go? Never was a time More apropos For the bonfires of Girolamo to cleanse us of greed and warm the poor! Churches open a door, Yes, […]